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Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Santa Barbara
Motorcycle: Blue 2006 GSX-R1000
Re: Gauge cluster resets each time the key is removed
The cluster gets power on two leads. O/G is switched but R/Bl is always hot (it maintains the time and presets). It sounds like the R/Bl may be dead. I'm not familiar with the details of your bike but the places to check are the connector into the back of the cluster or, more likely, the big connector inside the left front fairing.
With the ignition off try disconnecting the battery, waiting ten seconds, and reconnecting. The tach should sweep like it does when you turn the ignition on (at least it does so on my K6 1000). The R/Bl isn't getting power if it doesn't sweep.
P.S. If the lights were also acting up I'd consider a bad ground, B/W. But that doesn't appear to be your problem.
Last edited by BillV; 02-10-2019 at 08:48 PM.
Reason: Added P.S.